Min Deng

Min Deng
Yunnan University · School of Ecology

PhD

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October 2011 - present
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Publications (76)
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Aeschynanthus longicaulis is a gesneriad that can be grown as a hanging basket or indoor pot plant. Fertilization practice is rarely researched in relation to the genus Aeschynanthus cultivation. This pot experiment is conducted on soilless media to optimize the best NPK ratio for the vegetative growth of A. longicaulis. Four fertilization levels (...
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In angiosperms, during the double fertilization process, a series of delicate interactions between male and female gametophytes have a great impact on plant adaptation and evolution. Though the genus Quercus is notorious for interspecific hybridization, little is known about the associated physiological mechanisms. In this study, we observed the po...
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Quercus section Cyclobalanopsis is a dominant woody lineage in East Asian evergreen broadleaved forests. Regardless of its significant ecological and economic importance, little was known on the genome of this unique oak group. Quercus glauca, also known as ring-cup oak, is the most widespread tree in section Cyclobalanopsis. In this study, a high-...
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Lithocarpus longinux (Hu) Chun ex Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen is a Critically Endangered tree distributed in Ma-li-po county in the Southeastern Yunnan Province China. Less than ten individuals have been found since the species was established 70 years ago. In this study, we assembled and annotated the complete chloroplast genome of L. longinux. The comple...
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Main conclusion Extensive histology of pistillate flowers revealed two pollen tube arresting sites (the style-joining and micropyle) within the pistil of Quercus acutissima during the postpollination–prezygotic stage, which reflects a unique female and male gametophyte recognition/selection mechanism. Abstract Sexual reproduction is among the most...
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Two new species of Polyalthiopsis (Annonaceae), P. nigra Y.H. Tan & Bin Yang from Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces and P. xui Y.H. Tan & Bin Yang from Yunnan Province, are described and illustrated. P. nigra is morphologically similar to P. chinensis in having narrowly elliptic-oblong, lemon to yellowish green petals, but differs by having obovoid mono...
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The Oligocene and Miocene are key periods in the formation of the modern topography and flora of East Asian and Indo-China. However, it is unclear how geological and climatic factors contributed to the high endemism and species richness of this region. The Quercus franchetii complex is widespread in the southeast Himalaya fringe and northern Indo-C...
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Quercus rex Hemsley is a gigantic tree up to 50 m tall in section Cyclobalanopsis. It grows in typical humid forests and co-occurs with other evergreen species in different genera of the family Fagaceae (Lithocarpus and Castanopsis). In SW Yunnan, only three isolated populations are known. The acorn is oblate and large with a diameter up to 5 cm an...
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Ulmaceae are a woody family widespread in northern temperate forests. Despite the ecological importance of this family, its phylogeny and biogeographic history are poorly understood. In this study, we reconstruct phylogenetic relationships within the family and infer spatio‐temporal diversification patterns based on chloroplast genome (complete cpD...
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The Red List of Oaks 2020 provides and analyzes IUCN Red List assessments for the estimated 430 species in the genus Quercus—the most complete and comprehensive global analysis of extinction risk for oaks. The only previous global assessment of oaks was published in 2007 and included just 175 species (~40% of the genus; Oldfield and Eastwood, 2007)...
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Background and Aims Cephalotaxus is a paleo-endemic genus in East Asia that consists of ~7–9 conifer species. Despite its great economic and ecological importance, the relationships between Cephalotaxus and related genera, as well as the interspecific relationships within Cephalotaxus, have long been controversial, resulting in contrasting taxonomi...
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Understanding the past and future evolutionary dynamics of dominant species in a forest is important for guiding decisions for biodiversity conservation, forest management, and vegetation restoration. This study used Quercus schottkyana, a dominant tree in subtropical evergreen broad‐leaved forests in southwest China, to investigate the influences...
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Myanmar is botanically rich and floristically diverse: one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. However, Myanmar is still very unevenly explored, and until a plant checklist was published in 2003, relatively little work was done on its flora. This checklist included 11,800 species of spermatophytes in 273 families. Since this checklist was publish...
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Aim: To establish a complete database of Juglandaceae at a spatiotemporal scale and develop a phylogeographic framework with which to elucidate the distributional patterns, diversity patterns, origins, evolution, and conservation priority regions of this family. Location: Worldwide. Taxon: Walnut family (Juglandaceae) Methods: Data on the distribut...
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Background: Understanding the origin of genetic variation is the key to predict how species will respond to future climate change. The genus Quercus is a species-rich and ecologically diverse woody genus that dominates a wide range of forests and woodland communities of the Northern Hemisphere. Quercus thus offers a unique opportunity to investiga...
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The evergreen broadleaved forests (EBLFs) of Southwest China have a long-term stable environment and support a diverse flora, thus forming a global biodiversity hotspot. However, the key drivers that have shaped the genetic diversity patterns of species in these EBLFs are not well understood. Quercus delavayi, Q. schottkyana, and Q. kerrii are symp...
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The tree of life is highly reticulate, with the history of population divergence emerging from populations of gene phylogenies that reflect histories of introgression, lineage sorting and divergence. In this study, we investigate global patterns of oak diversity and test the hypothesis that there are regions of the oak genome that are broadly infor...
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Quercus arbutifolia, a native and vulnerable species of section Cyclobalanopsis with only five known populations in China, is suffering severe decline in population size. To increase the number of individuals for further conservation, a micropropagation protocol is investigated. Nodal segments were cut from 2-year-old-seedling shoots as explants fo...
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The International Symposium on "Major refugia of relict trees" was a high-level scientific collaboration event co-sponsored by Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden (China) and University of Fribourg (Switzerland), which aimed to promote scientific exchange and international cooperation. This symposium in Shanghai is to provide a platform for sharing...
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Many subtropical organisms exhibit an East Asian‐Tethyan disjunction, a distribution split between East Asia and the Mediterranean. The underlying mechanisms and timing have remained unclear to date. The evolutionary history of Quercus section Ilex Loudon, a representative East Asian‐Tethyan disjunct lineage with a rich and widespread fossil record...
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Quercus aliena Blume, also known as the oriental white oak, is a widespread species in temperate forests of East Asia with significant ecological and economical importance. Establishing an efficient vegetative propagation system is important for its germplasm conservation and breeding program. Protocols of micropropagation from shoot tips and nodal...
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The tree of life is highly reticulate, with the history of population divergence buried amongst phylogenies deriving from introgression and lineage sorting. In this study, we test the hypothesis that there are regions of the oak ( Quercus , Fagaceae) genome that are broadly informative about phylogeny and investigate global patterns of oak diversit...
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Gynura aurantiaca (Blume) DC ‘Purple Passion’ is an important ornamental foliage plant. Its purple-colored leaves contain acylated anthocyanins which have potential to be natural food colorants. Production of this crop requires healthy and uniform starting materials or propagules. This study developed simple and efficient protocols for regenerating...
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Zelkova species, trees of the elm family (Ulmaceae), are part of the Cenozoic relict flora. In western Eurasia, the genus comprises three species that are restricted to disjunct areas (Z. sicula on Sicily, Z. abelicea on Crete and Z. carpinifolia in Transcaucasia). The situation is different in East Asia, where three species (Z. serrata, Z. schneid...
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Relict tree genus Zelkova: short presentation Zelkova is a small genus of relict trees belonging to the elm family (Ulmaceae). Species of Zelkova were important elements of the vast forests that prevailed throughout the Northern Hemisphere during much of the Cenozoic Era. The oldest fossils that are attributed to Zelkova date from the early Eocene...
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The East Asian subtropics mostly occupied by evergreen broad-leaved forests (EBLFs), is one of the global diversity centers for evergreen oaks. Evergreen oaks are keystone canopy trees in EBLFs with important ecosystem function and crucial significance for regional biodiversity conservation. However, the species composition and diversity of Asian e...
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Southwest China is one of the major global biodiversity hotspots. The Tanaka line, extending within southwestern China from its northwest to its southeast, is an important biogeographical boundary between the Sino-Japanese and Sino-Himalayan floristic regions. Understanding the evolutionary history of the regional keystone species would assist with...
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In this chapter, we review major classification schemes proposed for oaks by John Claudius Loudon, Anders Sandøe Ørsted, William Trelease, Otto Karl Anton Schwarz, Aimée Antoinette Camus, Yuri Leonárdovich Menitsky, and Kevin C. Nixon. Classifications of oaks (Fig. 2.1) have thus far been based entirely on morphological characters. They differed pr...
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The evolutionary history of Quercus section Cyclobalanopsis, a dominant lineage in East Asian evergreen broadleaved forests (EBLFs), has not been comprehensively studied using molecular tools. In this study, we reconstruct the first comprehensive phylogeny of this lineage using a genomic approach (restriction-site associated DNA sequencing, RAD-seq...
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In this paper, we review major classification schemes proposed for oaks by John Claudius Loudon, Anders Sandøe Ørsted, William Trelease, Otto Karl Anton Schwarz, Aimée Antoinette Camus, Yuri Leonárdovich Menitsky, and Kevin C. Nixon. Classifications of oaks (Fig. 1) have thus far been based entirely on morphological characters. They differed profou...
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Natural introgression can cause negative effects where rare species experience genetic assimilation and invade by their abundant congeners. Quercus austrocochinchinensis and Q. kerrii (subgenus Cyclobalanopsis) are a pair of closely related species in the Indo-China area. Morphological intermediates of the two species have been reported in this reg...
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Allele distributions in Q. austrocochinchinensis and Q. kerrii at 11 target loci. (A–K) Allele frequency of 11 SSR loci. Alleles are arranged on the x-axis and allele frequencies on the y-axis. Blue bar indicates Q. austrocochinchinensis; Orange bar indicates Q. kerrii. (A) Locus GB371; (B) locus QK20944; (C) locus QK17611; (D) locus QK17139; (E) l...
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Genotype class assignment of all 108 individuals of Q. austrocochinchinensis, Q. kerrii, and putative hybrids based on the programs InStruct and NewHybrids using SSR (A) and AFLP (B,C) data. K = 2 cluster was determined in InStruct for 11 SSR loci (A). The 249 (B) and 450 (C) AFLP loci with highest FST were analyzed, respectively, using NewHybrids.
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FST value distribution of AFLP and SSR loci between Q. austrocochinchinensis and Q. kerrii. The x-axis represents the FST values and the y-axis represents the number of loci.
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Changes of ΔK from each K cluster in program STRUCTURE. ΔK is used to identify the most likely number of clusters. For the AFLP and SSR data, K = 2 was the most likely K value.
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Habitat preference of Q. austrocochinchinensis and Q. kerrii. Q. austrocochinchinensis tends to grow in closed and moist habitat (A), while Q. kerrii prefers open and dry habitat (B).
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BayeScan plots of 781 AFLP loci in 10 sampled populations of Q. austrocochinchinensis and Q. kerrii. The vertical read line is the threshold (Log10(PO) = 2) used for identifying outlier loci. Dots that fall to the right of the threshold line are identified as outlier loci.
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Seven media amended with 30% to 75% (by volume) of spent mushroom compost (SMC) were trialed on two oak tree species to evaluate the possibility of using SMC for oak tree container seedling production by comparing the physical and chemical properties of media and assessing the plant growth of oak seedlings. The high electrical conductivity and pH o...
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Leaf epidermal features are useful for elucidating the taxonomy and systematics of oak species. Quercus Group Ilex has a wide distribution mainly in subtropical areas of Eurasia with rich fossil records since the Oligocene, but no comprehensive study has ever been conducted on its diversity of leaf epidermal features. We compared the leaf epidermal...
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Yunnan Plateau and its adjacent areas (YPA) with typical subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests (SEBF) have a rich number of vascular plants and high endemism. However, how ancient geological and climatic events in YPA have shaped the SEBF remains poorly understood. In this study, we integrated multilocus phylogeography, species distribution mo...
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The commonly found oak species Quercus kerrii and the rare species Quercus austrocochinchinensis (subgenus Cyclobalanopsis) are genetically close and found in sympatry in Indo-China with morphological evidences of hybridization. The two species provide an opportunity to investigate the mechanism of speciation and to study how species integrity is m...
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Montane cloud forests (MCFs), with their isolated nature, offer excellent opportunities to study the long-term effects of habitat fragmentation and the impacts of climate change. Quercus arbutifolia is a rare oak in MCFs of southern China and Vietnam. Its isolated populations, small population size and unique ecological niche make this species vuln...
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Leaf architecture and epidermis features are useful to reveal the taxonomic identities of species in Quercus s.l.. For many years different opinions have existed on the taxonomic status of Quercus tungmaiensis, either as a synonym of Q. lanata or as an independent species. In this study, we compared the leaf epidermal features, leaf architecture an...
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Some taxa are good indicators of particular climates because their distribution is determined by specific temperature or precipitation requirements. Ring-cupped oaks (Quercus L. subgenus Cyclobalanopsis (Oersted) Schneider) are mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical climates in southeastern and eastern Asia. Recently, we collected many leaf...
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Historical geoclimatic events have shaped the distribution patterns and intraspecific divergence of plants. Numerous phylogeographical studies in China have focused on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and surrounding areas due to the complex topography and high species diversity, but the impact of Neogene events and Quaternary climatic change on the flo...
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Leaf epidermal features are important taxonomic features in Quercus. We studied leaf epidermal features of 91 species and one forma of Quercus subgenus Cyclobalanopsis using light and scanning electron microscopy. Trichome terminology in oaks was assessed and clarified, aiming to score the epidermal features accurately for genus-wide comparison. Ni...
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Natural hybridization is known to be a potential threat to rare and endangered species due to the risk of extensive genetic swamping or assimilation. However, hybridization may also beneficial for rare species by increasing their genetic variation and adaptive potential. Quercus austrocochinchinensis is an endangered oak species that overlaps geogr...
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Aeschynanthus longicaulis plants are understory plants in the forest, adapting to low light conditions in their native habitats. To observe the effects of the high irradiance on growth and physiology, plants were grown under two different light levels, PPFD 650 μmol·m(-2) ·s(-1) and 150 μmol·m(-2) ·s(-1) for 6 months. Plants under high irradiance h...
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Leaf epidermal features offer excellent diagnostic characteristics for genera of Fagaceae. The survey of leaf epidermal and acorn features of Quercus patkoiensis A. Camus, Quercus semiserratoides (Y.C. Hsu & H.W. Jen) C.C. Huang & Y.T. Chang, Q. semiserrata Roxb. and Lithocarpus litseifolius (Hance) Chun revealed that the type material of Q. patkoi...
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Based on a survey of literature and specimens, the lectotype of Quercus brandisiana Kurz is designated here. Information on its distribution, taxonomy and leaf epidermal features is given. Features that distinguish Q. brandisiana from closely related species are given and a key to their identification is provided.
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The lectotypes of Quercus acuta Thunb. and Q. glauca Thunb. are designated. The fine details of leaf epidermal features of the two species are elaborated for future comparison with other closely related species.
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Leaf epidermal features are considered to be taxonomically important in Fagaceae. In this study, we examined and compared leaf epidermal features of 112 specimens, representing 105 species and one variety of Lithocarpus from China and adjacent areas and Notholithocarpus densiflorus. As a result of the different interpretations of terms in previous...
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The gesneriaceous perennial plant, Lysionotus serratus, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It also has a great development potential as an ornamental plant with its attractive foliage and beautiful flowers. An efficient propagation and regeneration system via direct shoot organogenesis from leaf explant was established in this study. Hi...
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This study evaluated the potential of cowpeat (composted dairy manure) for use as peat substitute in horticultural substrate for foliage plants seedling production. Cowpeat had larger size particles compared with Canadian peat, 38.2% particles with diameter between 0.85 to 2.83 mm. The bulk density and electric conductivity (EC) of media showed a l...
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The name Quercus arbutifolia Hickel & A. Camus is lectotypifed. In addition, leaf epidermal features of Q. obovatifolia C. C. Huang, Q. arbutifolia and four other closely related species, Q. daimingshanensis (S. K. Lee) C. C. Huang, Q. merrillii Seemen, Q. litseoides Dunn and Q. tiaoloshanica Chun & W. C. Ko, were studied and compared using herbari...
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The name Quercus cambodiensis Hickel & A. Camus (Fagaceae) is lectotypified herein. Based on morphological comparison and wild population observation, seven names within Quercus subg. Cyclobalanopsis (Oerst.) C. K. Schneid. (Fagaceae) are synonymized: Q. patelliformis Chun to Q. asymetrica Hickel & A. Camus; Cyclobalanopsis yingjiangensis Y. C. Hsu...
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This study established a method of regenerating Dracaena surculosa Lindl. 'Florida Beauty' through indirect shoot organogenesis. Bud, leaf, and stem explants were cultured on a Murashige and Skoog basal medium supplemented with N6-(2-isopentyl) adenine (2iP) at 12.3 and 24.6 μM with 3-indoleacetic acid (IAA) at 0, 1.1, and 2.3 μM, respectively, and...
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Codiaeum variegatum (L.) Blume, commonly known as crotons, are among the most popular ornamental foliage plants cultivated for either landscaping or interior-scaping. Currently, more than 300 cultivars are available; each has a distinct phenotype, particularly in leaf morphology. Thus far, there is no information regarding their genetic relationshi...
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Codiaeum variegatum (L.) Blume is one of the most popular ornamental foliage plants. It encompasses more than 300 recognized cultivars valued by their wide range of leaf shapes and vivid foliage colors. Thus far, only limited information is available regarding the genetic basis of their leaf morphological variation. This study investigated the chro...